Magritte and the Beauty of Surrealist Art

I am going to tell you a secret: I found my love of the surrealist art movement because of Pixar.

To me, Pixar’s Inside Out encapsulated the essence of the mind with bright colors and simple characters, simultaneously breaking down the complexity of the mind into an understandable story for children while inspiring curiosity in me, a malleable 16-year-old at the time, to learn more about that mysterious psyche of ours.

Surrealism can be found in literature, philosophy, and art. Much like our modern-day sci-fi, fantasy, and horror…